Egad! We have now come to the end of this blogging exercise for the semester, and so I find myself asking: what have I learned? Well, I have learned that while I do have a consuming passion for cinema, it is apparently not intense enough for me to feel driven to blog about it consistently. Fellow cinephiles, I feel wretched to confess there have been times that it has felt like a chore, times where I grew very despondent from the low site traffic, times where I grew so busy with uni assignments that my DVD player began to look sad and chaste rather than the promiscuous harlot it should’ve been. Yet I feel that now I have finally had a taste of what it’s like to be a proper blogger, to have a rewarding outlet to ‘Jackson Pollock’ my weird scrambled thoughts all over a webpage, I will have further incentive to continue.
Until I resurrect my film blog in future, I thought it’d be fitting to conclude with a random list of my favourite cinema-related things. Action!
Possibly the greatest actor to ever grace the silver screen, Oldman’s ability to completely inhabit his characters is superlative. A chameleon with a stunning unmatched range, I would honestly shoot him into my veins if I could.
A much-respected Hong Kong actor with a billion awards to his name, I grew up watching Lo in his succession of highly acclaimed TVB dramas and even had a big nerdy crush on him for a while. So did my mother apparently. Gross.
It’s Ingrid Bergman! Her impeccable work speaks for itself. A true Hollywood legend.
I’ve admired her for a long time and particularly liked her performance in Blindness. Plus she’s quite possibly the most beautiful ranga ever.
Best film of 2012
It’s a tie between The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers. I know, I know, how mainstream. But I found them both to be really charming and absorbing blockbusters, which is really quite rare for me. TDKR was, as a film critic pointed out, ass-numbingly long and somewhat ruined by Bane’s indecipherable speech… but still felt it was a satisfying curtains for the series. The Avengers won me over with Robert Downey Jnr and Mark Ruffalo’s standout performances.
Worst film of 2012
Rock of Ages
Ugh, what a mess. I’m of the conviction that there hasn’t been a successful musical film since Chicago, and this atrocity was determined to prove me right.
Most anticipated films of 2012
Squee! Looking forward to being The Most Annoying Person in the World when this hits the theatres in December.
Anthony Hopkins will be playing the inimitable Master of Suspense, so I nurture a hope yet that they won’t absolutely butcher this.
So who are your favourite actors/actresses? And your favourite films? Which films will you be watching this summer? Do share!